Kathleen C. Peahl recently co-authored "Glass Ceilings and Women in Leadership Roles" for Law Journal Newsletters.  Click here for the article: http://www.lawjournalnewsletters.com/glassceiling for Part 1 and  http://www.lawjournalnewsletters.com/glassceiling2 for Part 2.

Nine lawyers were recently selected for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America" for 2014.


We are pleased to welcome our new partner, James D. Kerouac.  Mr. Kerouac concentrates his practice on the transactional aspects of real estate and commercial lending. 

Kathy Sullivan was appointed by Governor Maggie Hassan to the Gaming Regulatory Oversight Authority.  The Commission will make recommendations regarding gaming policy, oversight and regulation, along with draft legislation for regulations.

On July 1, 2013 the new Child Support Amendment went into effect.  Click here to read Christine Gordon's article on the Revised Child Support Formula and Guidelines.

On June 6, 2013 the New Hampshire Supreme Court affirmed a trial court's dismissal of property owners' claims that an excavator had improperly excavated material from the owners' property and then failed to properly reclaim the property.  Stephen Boyd and Todd Hathaway successfully defended the excavator in the trial court and before the Supreme Court.  (See News for more information.)

Kathleen C. Peahl has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of ALFA International, a global network of business focused law firms.  She is also the current chair of the ALFA Women's Initiative Practice Group.

Marc Scheer with the assistance of Joey Mattson successfully defended two general radiologists in a recent medical malpractice case which alleged failure to diagnose a spinal vascular malformation on radiological studies.  The jury trial lasted two weeks, involved the testimony of eight expert witnesses and culminated in a defendants' verdict, with the jury finding that both doctors had provided appropriate care to the plaintiff.  (See News for more information.)

Since its inception in 1899, Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. has combined successfully the traditional value of hard work with the most modern approaches to the practice of law. For over 100 years, Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. has provided legal services to individuals, companies, non-profit institutions, cities, towns and other municipal agencies, as well as state boards. We represent both local and national clients, practicing in New Hampshire and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies. We provide representation in many areas of the law, including insurance defense, commercial litigation, education, healthcare, real estate development, corporate, banking and finance, domestic relations, government law, employment law and other areas of general practice.


Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C., is engaged in the general practice of law, and our attorneys provide a broad range of legal services. The areas described below are those for which we are best known. The description of each area is preceded by a listing of the attorneys who practice in that field. Please contact the firm to discuss other areas of law that we can assist you with.

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Wills, Trusts and Estates

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Professional Liability

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Alternative Dispute Resolution